First Republic Opens Montclair Office

First Republic Bank, August 11, 2011

New Location Increases Bank’s Presence in San Francisco-Bay Area

First Republic Bank, a leading provider of private banking and wealth management services, today announced the opening of a Montclair office to serve its growing number of clients in the East Bay.

First Republic’s Montclair office will provide lending, deposits and wealth management services to individuals, businesses, foundations and nonprofits. First Republic’s Montclair office is the bank’s seventh in the East Bay. The bank has 33 offices in the San Francisco-Bay Area.

“First Republic is very pleased to expand its commitment to clients in Montclair and the surrounding area with the opening of a new office,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer. “The Montclair office is served by an outstanding team of banking and wealth management professionals who are dedicated to delivering exceptional service to every client. We look forward to deepening our relationship with the Montclair community.”

Silvia Fernandez, Senior Managing Director in the East Bay, will oversee the Relationship Manager teams in the Montclair and Walnut Creek offices. Fernandez has 30 years of financial services experience and most recently was Head of Private Client Services for Silicon Valley Bank.

Joining Fernandez in the Montclair office are Managing Director Iris Chavarria, who has 16 years of financial services experience, and Managing Director Martha Johnson Mastracci, who has 25 years of financial services experience.

First Republic’s Montclair office is part of the bank’s ongoing expansion in the East Bay. Over the past two years, First Republic has added a significant number of bankers and wealth management professionals to its offices throughout the Bay Area.

The Montclair office is located at 2110 Mountain Boulevard and is open Monday through Saturday.

About First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, First Republic specializes in exceptional, relationship-based service offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Greenwich and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. First Republic is a component of the S&P Total Market Index, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, the Russell 1000®, Russell 3000® and Russell Global indices and six Dow Jones indices.

About First Republic Private Wealth Management

First Republic Private Wealth Management is the investment management, trust and brokerage group of First Republic Bank. First Republic Private Wealth Management offers objective advice and fully customized solutions with the same level of exceptional client service that has been the hallmark of First Republic Bank for more than 25 years. First Republic has the flexibility to provide individuals, families, businesses, endowments, schools and non-profit organizations with appropriate choices that responsibly meet a client’s specific investment objectives. Securities Products and Services offered by First Republic Securities Company, Member FINRA/SIPC.